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Allied Victory Medal 1914-19, Colonel Claude Bayfield Stokes, 3rd Skinner's Horse

Circular, bronze medal designed by William McMillan with a figure of Winged Victory holding a palm branch on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription, 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919', within a laurel wreath. The medal is suspended from a double rainbow coloured medal ribbon.

Colonel Claude Bayfield Stokes (1875-1948) was an Indian army officer and diplomat. He served in India and was an intelligence officer with the Dunsterforce during the World War One (1914-1918). He commanded the first detachment of the British Army to go to Baku arriving on 4 August 1918. Stokes was appointed High Commissioner in Transcaucasia from 1920 to 1921.

The Allied Victory Medal was issued in to all those personnel who had been mobilised for war service in World War One (1941918), between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. The medal was not awarded singly. In this case, as was usual, it was awarded with the British War Medal 1914-20.

From a collection of orders and medals awarded to Colonel C B Stokes, 3rd Skinner's Horse, 1895-1937 (c).

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NAM. 1992-06-175-5


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